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Jack Buchanan Biography

Birth Name:
Walter John Buchanan
Birth Place:
Helensburgh, Scotland
Actor, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Scottish actor became famous for his role in the 1915 British stage production Tonight's the Night
  • Made his film debut in the 1917 silent film Auld Lang Syne; first American film was 1929's Paris
  • Built London's Leicester Square Theatre
  • Began directing with the 1933 British film Yes, Mr
  • Brown
  • In 1953's The Band Wagon, played opposite Fred Astaire, whose charming, graceful tuxedo-clad stage presence and persona were similar to his own


  • Saffro Arnau -- Ex-wife
  • Suzie Bussett -- Wife